Review: KISS put on a spectacular performance at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow

The iconic band dazzled fans with their set as they jetted into Scotland on their KISSWORLD 2017 Tour

FIRE breathing, KISS heavy metal titan Gene Simmons soared above a sold out SSE Hydro in Glasgow last night – and the 67 year-old star snarled: “Scotland, gie it laldy.”

The iconic band jetted in on their KISSWORLD 2017 Tour, dazzling fans with an all action display featuring fireworks, pyrotechnics, lasers and bass player Gene’s signature blood spitting, flying guitar solo.

They also paid an emotional tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack,  plunging the huge venue into darkness and silence.

Lead singer Paul Stanley, 65, said: “God bless Manchester and God bless freedom.”

But the guys didn’t let it stop the party.

They thundered through a set list from all eras of their sparkling 45-year career, including smash hits Crazy Crazy Nights, God of Thunder, Rock and Roll All Nite, finishing  with a booming rendition of anthem Detroit Rock City.

Paul raved: “You are awesome.

“Rock ‘n roll is alive and well.”





On this day in KISSTORY - May 26, 1977, KISS announce their debut KISS Marvel Comic book and deposit their own blood in the comic book ink at the Marvel printing plant.

Gene recalled the event:

As the KISS comic book project moved along, someone came up with the idea of putting real blood in the ink. It wasn't me - maybe it was Bill Aucoin. We got in the DC3, one of those big prop planes, and flew up to Buffalo to Marvel's printing plant, where they pour the ink and make comic books. A notary public actually witnessed the blood being drawn.




Following the tragic events in Manchester and the temporary closure of the Manchester Arena the scheduled concert of KISS’ KISSWORLD Tour on the 30 May 2017 has been cancelled.

“We are heartbroken by the atrocity committed against the innocent victims of Manchester. We sadly will not be able to play Manchester Arena on the 30th May. We have always looked forward to these shows and our local fans, but in light of recent events a cancelled rock show seems of such little consequence. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected and all the people of Manchester at this difficult time. We are with you and you are in our prayers.” - Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer

Refunds for the 30 May Manchester Arena concert will be granted to all ticketholders at the point of purchase.




On this day in KISStory - May 25, 2006, KISS closed ROCK HONORS, which also featured Queen, Def Leppard and Judas Priest as inaugural honorees of "VH1 Rock Honors." "VH1 Rock Honors" was launched by the network to pay homage to the gods of hard rock! The event took place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and included live performances by each of the bands.



KISSWORLD – The Best OF KISS Out June 2nd in UK

Hot on the heels of a SOLD OUT KISS European Tour through May 2017, Universal Music On Demand are set to release “KISSWORLD – The Best Of KISS” on the 2nd June 2017.

KISS, America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time in every category, have a stunning catalogue of rock n roll classics. “KISSWORLD – The Best OF KISS” brings 20 of their best loved
tracks together on one album. Iconic fan favourites such as “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”, “Rock And
Roll All Nite” and “Detroit Rock City” alongside top 5 UK chart hits “Crazy Crazy Nights” and “God Gave Rock ‘N’ To You II” on one huge collection.

KISS are one of the most iconic and influential rock acts of all time. The band have released 44 albums and sold over 100 million records worldwide. Consummate live performers, the band’s illustrious career is marked by record breaking global tours. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer slayed the USA across July, August and September 2016 with a SOLD OUT Arena tour. They heard the calls from their European fans and they returned in May 2017 for the first time since 2015’s series of SOLD OUT Festival and Arena shows across Europe. The 19 date / 11 country tour culminates in a show at London’s iconic o2 Arena on the 31st May 2017.

Pre-order the album here - https://lnk.to/KISSWORLDPR

Tracklisting of “KISSWORLD – The Best OF KISS”

1. Crazy Crazy Nights

2. Rock And Roll All Nite

3. I Was Made For Lovin' You

4. God Gave Rock Rock & Roll To You II

5. Detroit Rock City

6. Beth

7. Lick It Up

8. Heaven's On Fire

9. Tears Are Falling

10. Unholy

11. Hard Luck Woman

12. Psycho Circus

13. Shout It Out Loud

14. Calling Dr. Love

15. Christine Sixteen

16. Love Gun

17. Shandi

18. I'm A Legend Tonight

19. Modern Day Delilah

20. Hell Or Hallelujah

KISSWORLD - The Best OF KISS is released through Universal Music On Demand on the 2nd of June in the UK.


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